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Introduction Lesson For Teaching Elementary Students About Careers - Writers

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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23 pages

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This free introductory lesson is all about careers that involve writing. The Full curriculum has 8 lessons. You can buy the full program or each lesson individually. If 100 is too many - just pick and choose - the point is to help kids learn about as many real life role models as possible doing careers that are not often taught.

The full program:

Lesson 1: Evaluation

Lesson 1 Bonus - Classroom Career Mapping Poster

Lesson 2A: Writing Careers - You are here

Lesson 2B: Design Careers

Lesson 2C: Performance Careers

Lesson 2D: Service Careers (Growth/Helping)

Lesson 2E: Service Careers (Biology/Medical)

Lesson 2F: Product Development Careers

Lesson 2G: Business Careers

Lesson 2H: Discovery Careers

Lesson 3A: Final Project

Lesson 3B: Sharing with Parents

Teaching Careers to Kids with the Dream It and Do It Career Curriculum.

What Makes a Teacher Stand Out?

When they show parents that they are invested in the long term success of a child. That they are willing to do more than just prepare them for the tests that the state requires.

What is the easiest and best way to invest in the long term success of my kids?

Help a child navigate the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" This is one of the most underserved areas in elementary education and, if done well, one that won't go unnoticed by parents.

Why is informing "what do you want to be when you grow up?" so needed?

2/3's of adults regret their career choice because they probably didn’t understand all of their choices. This exploration starts when kids are young.

Because adults think it is cute, we ask young kids to give specific answers to the question, “what do you want to be when you grow up,” but we give them very few resources to answer this question.

Isn't elementary school a bit young to go this in depth?

NO!!!! Because adults are obsessed with asking kids, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" kids actually start committing to their choice at a young age. Based on the excitement we give kids when they answer this question, kids also feel as though they may disappoint their parents if they change their mind.

What can I do in my classroom to help kids explore career choices?

If you want to be the teacher that is mentioned by a future Oscar Winner or Nobel Prize winner - these are the materials for you. Parents will appreciate and notice what you did to inspire your child, and I have included send-home materials for you to give to parents, to be sure that they do.

What is the Dream It and Do It Career Curriculum?

Award Winning Three Step Program For Teaching Careers to Elementary Kids.

Lesson 1: Evaluation- learn what areas kids are most interested in.

Lesson 2: Exposure - 100 role models that each teach about a different career path. Lesson 3: Execution- help kids keep exploring careers and interests (and get their parents involved)

To learn more about me or the Dream It and Do It Process or Book CLICK HERE

Each lesson contains diversity and inclusion examples.

Stories features both men and women.

Each lesson contains diversity and inclusion examples.

Stories features both men and women.

How long does it take to teach the Dream It and Do It Curriculum?

If you read one story per day, it would take about 6 months to teach the full curriculum. However, each story takes around 5 minutes to read and a unit of stories could be covered in an hour (there are 8 story units total). There are retention questions for every story, so reading could be included as part of a reading program or even a diversity and inclusion program. If This is too large of a commitment for your classroom, this same 3 step program is available with the top 30 stories that represent people from each of the 8 story units.

Who am I?

I am Holly Sharp, the Next Generation's Career Counselor.

Winner of the Gold Moms Choice Award, First Place Short Stories for Story Monsters and Royal Dragonfly Book Award, Five Star Review from Midwest Book Review and Readers Choice.

I started Dream It & Do It because I was looking for real-world resources to help my daughter figure out what she wanted to be and came up short.

The Top 100 Books on Amazon cover only 20 careers - we can do better.

With 2/3 of adults having regret about their career choices- we have to do better.

You may have heard me talk about this topic on news stations around the country.

Click here to see me on WGN in Chicago

What this download includes:

This is the second lesson in this series and includes:

1. 7 Short Stories (2 pages) about writing careers. Each story has its own illustration.

2. 5 Activities: self reflection, story-based questions, 2 activities and a research project

I hope that you will use the full career curriculum that I have created and treat career choice like an important subject in your classroom as it will have such a big impact on the most important decision that young people make. Learn more about me, my process and books at dreamitanddoitkids.com.

How to teach this program:

Lesson 1: Evaluation

Help kids understand what their interests say about the type of careers that they might be well suited for. I call this their career personality.

Lesson 2: Exposure - You are here

There are 8 different career groupings (100 stories total). Each career has a major personality type and a minor personality type. As you are reading the stories in each group, kids can use their career personalities to understand the TYPE of person who would enjoy doing this job. Use the questions and activities at the end to help with retention and inspiration.

Lesson 3: Execution

In addition to a final project that kids can use to explain the career they are most excited about, I have also created materials that you can send home to parents. It will tell them more about what their child is interested in, a list of careers that fit their interests, their career personality profile and games/activities that would be a good fit for their child to begin developing the skills and talents for the types of careers that they lean towards

The whole program is available in a bundle at a discounted rate.

The whole program is available as a shorter offering as well

The "Dream It and Do It" book is available in hardcover with a 10% discount to teachers who use TPT code.

The full program:

Lesson 1: Evaluation

Lesson 1 Bonus - Classroom Career Mapping Poster

Lesson 2A: Writing Careers - You are here

Lesson 2B: Design Careers

Lesson 2C: Performance Careers

Lesson 2D: Service Careers (Growth/Helping)

Lesson 2E: Service Careers (Biology/Medical)

Lesson 2F: Product Development Careers

Lesson 2G: Business Careers

Lesson 2H: Discovery Careers

Lesson 3A: Final Project

Lesson 3B: Sharing with Parents

Would love to hear from you!

@Dream_itanddoit - Instagram

www.dreamtianddoitkids.com

Total Pages
23 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

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